In response to IT consumerization, Intel IT began allowing employees to use personal smart phones to access enterprise resources in early 2010. The program has rapidly become a success, delivering significant benefits in productivity and user satisfaction at low cost to Intel. More than 10,000 employees are now using personal devices to access corporate email, calendar, and contacts….
Employees report saving 47 minutes per day on average by using mobile devices—about 10 percent of an eight-hour workday. This adds up to total time savings of more than 500,000 hours per quarter….Says an Intel white paper on the use of devices for collaboration.
Not only are personal mobile devices driving increased collaboration amongst employees and with partners, it is simultaneously lowering costs.
Likewise for Intel, cloud is both relevant and real, as the company has saved USD 17 million to date from their internal (private) cloud efforts. Intel’s journey to the private cloud began in 2006, with the successful creation and deployment of a global computing grid to support mission-critical silicon design processes.
The experiences with private clouds at some of our customer sites have a similar story to tell with a drastic reduction in the number.